Crews were out in the fire district the other day working on the dry hydrants that we utilize for water supply. With 115 sq miles of district and only about 2 sq miles that have hydrants, these are crucial for us to have for suppression. Firefighters spent time testing, flowing, maintaining, and training on the hydrants and trucks.
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CH411, R415, G412, BOAT416 were dispatched at 7:33pm on Saturday evening to Dike Road in Mount Vernon on the report of several persons hung up in the river. This was a mutual-aid run with the Mount Vernon Fire Department.
FCFD personnel assisted with several members in water rescue suits in the water, along with shore crews to work a coordinated rescue with the MVFD.
The FCFD had 14 personnel respond to this call, maintaining another crew on station to cover other additional runs in our district.
Firefighters at our last regular training worked on response, sizeup, making the stretch, tactics, and search. This was a great opportunity for our crews to work together, bond, and build teamwork while grabbing some great training.
Great day out doing some PR at the Kokosing Lake and Campground for first responder day. Fredericktown Community Fire District, Fredericktown EMS, Air Evac 107, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. We enjoyed meeting so many people, sharing, and answering questions.
Plenty of goodies for the kids to pickup, truck tours, and plenty of water to be sprayed.
Looking forward to next time.
Vehicle maintenance and truck checks. Doesn’t seem like much to many, but it is a large part of staying mission ready and knowing that your equipment will do its job.
Crews last night went over the apparatus top to bottom, every compartment, tool, engine, etc.
Divers and tenders with the FCFD took advantage of the afternoon to fit some dive training in at Knox Lake. Continuing to familiarize and work with the tethered communications and gear to stay mission ready.
Temperatures at the bottom were 38 degrees and decent visibility (4 foot) until the bottom got stirred up. After which, it was referred to as looking like chocolate milk. The ability for the diver to see even their hand in front of their face at that point is almost impossible.
Firefighters were on station on Wednesday working with Howell Rescue from Kettering, Ohio to perform preventative maintenance on our hydraulic rescue tools from Genesis.
The FCFD operates R415 out of station one with a slightly larger compliment of tools (cutters, spreaders, combi-tool, several rams, and plenty of accessories. E413 operates out of station two in Pike Twp with a slightly smaller set of equipment, but both systems are compatible.
All of the hydraulic equipment was purchased through grant money from a highly competitive grant called the Assistance to Firefighters Grant from FEMA.
YOUR firefighters on station today working with vendors to make sure that equipment is kept up and ready at a moments notice.#VOLUNTEERSTRONG#FCFD#RESCUE#HOWELL#GENESISTOOLS#DOWORK
Members taking a little extra time tonight while enjoying the weather to clean up our apparatus and keep our fleet looking top notch. While tonight these trucks may be clean, we won’t hesitate to get these things dirty and put them to work.
We have some of the finest equipment through solid planning, saving, and teamwork in getting what will serve the community the best. Our past fireboards, chiefs, officers, and firefighters have paved us a solid path to success and we pride ourselves in what we have here at the FCFD.
Firefighters were out in the community last night speaking with our local village council. With the changes to the makeup of the board of trustees, we wanted to open lines of communication, provide an opportunity for them to ask questions of our operations, and to let them know of our concern of the rumor of the discussion of a merger (with EMS) that are out in the community.
We have been able to answer a great number of questions over the last month or so as our members have been attending local meetings. Both public and elected officials have been active in numerous conversations.
Our doors are open, this is YOUR fire department and we enjoy serving this community.
Here is the link to the Mount Vernon News – http://mountvernonnews.com/article/2017/04/18/fredericktown-firefighters-against-merger-with-ems/
CH411, R415, E413, G412, G414 were dispatched the area of Ohio 13 just south of the bypass at 7:37am Monday morning on the report of a motor vehicle crash.
Upon arrival to the scene, two vehicles were found off the roadway, one with moderate damage and the other heavy damage; both with persons trapped inside. Due to the number of vehicles and damage, a rescue was requested from the Mount Vernon Fire Department, who responded E491 and CAPT491 to the scene.
Medflight was dispatched to the scene for the patient within one of the vehicles.
Crews from FCFD began working on the car with the heavier damage to provide a means of extrication for EMS of their patient. Crews from MVFD worked on the other car, and then came over to assist.
The roadway was shut down due to the number of vehicles on scene and to allow law enforcement time to conduct their investigation. The scene was turned over to the Mount Gilead Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
All FCFD units were back in quarters by 9:01am. The FCFD had seven personnel respond to this call.